Swim lessons will again be offered to members – there is no additional expense for these lessons. There will be four sessions of two weeks each with instruction on Monday through Thursday mornings. Fridays will be held open in case any lessons need to be made up. The number of classes and times of each are subject to change based upon enrollment.
To register your child for classes, sign up at the front desk at the beginning of the season. If you are unsure which class they should attend, please consult with one of the swim instructors. DO NOT SIGN UP A CHILD FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASS PER SESSION. All lessons, except Pre Swim for toddlers, require that the child be able to stand comfortably in the three-foot area of the pool.
Session 1: June 24 - July
5 (No lessons on June 28 or July 4)
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement 10:00a.m. and 10:30a.m.
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement 11:00a.m. and 11:30a.m.
Session 2: July 8 - July 18
- Level 3: Stroke Development 10:00a.m.
- Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills 10:30a.m.
- Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills 11:00a.m. and 11:30a.m.
Session 3: July 22- August 1
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement 10:00a.m.
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement 10:30a.m
Session 4: August 5 - August
- Level 3: Stroke Development 9:00a.m. and 10:00a.m.
- Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills 9:30a.m. and 10:30a.m.
- Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills 11:00a.m.
- Pre Swim: 11:30am (recommended for toilet-trained children just beginning to swim in the big pool)
Pre Swim (For Toddlers) :
Children must be completely toilet-trained and someone must remain with the child during the lessons.
Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills:
ADJUSTMENT -- submerge face
BUOYANCY -- breath control - bob, chin level, with and without support 10X support - front, back, float, bubble blowing
ENTRY/EXIT -- unassisted, using pool steps, ladders
LOCOMOTION -- walk, front and back kick with support into arm strong - 5 yards
SAFETY -- basic rules, call for help, reaching assists, NO equipment cramp release, life jacket on deck enter water
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills
ADJUSTMENT -- fully submerge, retrieve objects, deep orientation
BUOYANCY/BREATH CONTROL - prone and supine 5 seconds - glide/float, recovery, level off, rhythmic breathing with and without support - 10 bobs
ENTRY/EXIT -- step chest deep, recover to vertical, and exit side
LOCOMOTION -- flutter kick, front and back; finning on back, back crawl arms; combo front 5 yards; combo back with choice of arms - 5 yards
TURNS -- front to back, back to front - demo
SAFETY -- life jacket; float shallow, face out - one minute; reaches, extensions from deck; assist non-swimmer; introduction to rescue breathing
Level 3- : Stroke Development
ADJUSTMENT -- retrieve objects
BUOYANCY/BREATH CONTROL -- bobs, bob to safety - 15 times
ENTRY/EXIT -- jump in dive, dive - compact and kneel
LOCOMOTION -- prone, supine glides - 2 body lengths; coordinated crawl with breath to side 10 yards; coordinated back crawl 10 yards; elementary back 10 yards
TURNS -- reverse on front and back - demo
SAFETY -- diving rules, treading deep water jump with life jacket, H.E.L.P. position 1 minute, huddle position, open airway rescue breathing
Level 4 - : Stroke Improvement
BUOYANCY/BREATH -- bobs in deep, floating, rotary breathing
ENTRY/EXIT -- dive stride, stand positions
LOCOMOTION -- elementary back 10 yards, scull on back 5 yards or 15 seconds, crawl on front 25 yards, breaststroke kick 10 yards, sidestroke kick 10 yards
TURNS -- introduction to turns at wall
SAFETY -- tread with 4 different kicks 2 minutes, learn rescue breathing, introduction to CPR - video or demonstration
Level 5- Stroke Refinement :
BREATHING -- alternate breathing
ENTRY/EXIT -- stride jump, board-beginner progression, and long shallow dive
LOCOMOTION -- breaststroke 10 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, underwater swim 3 body lengths, elementary backstroke 25 yards, fly kick 10 yards, front/back crawl 50 yards
TURNS -- open turns front and back
SAFETY -- board rules, spinal injury recognition, hip/shoulder, feet-first surface dive, treading - 2 minutes, 2 kicks